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La Terrasse French Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 850 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$55
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Chef Patricia Richer, international Disciple Escoffier welcomes you in her restaurant, a house from 1927, a concept of "Tables d'Hotes" that shares generously French culture and cuisine with the accents of Provence. La Terrasse French Cuisine is a private concept from 2 to 14 places that offers a unique experience with an elegant decoration, Chic Ventage for intimate dinners, of business or special occasions. Her French cuisine is the reflection of the Chef Patricia Richer: simply cheerful, full of knowledge, emotion and femininity. Every Sunday you would have the opportunity to lunch at her VIP table, in an elegant white, gray, soft patio: details that recall the decoration of her restaurant (from 4 to 6 people with reservation 72 hours in advance) with a French menu gastronomic in 4 times, adventurous, classic and subtle recipes made to her inspiration for the happiness of your guests: "A nice Gourmet ride".
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

La Terrasse is always on my must visit restaurants in Costa Rica. The ambiance and food is first rate. I’ve been there dozens of times with my girlfriend and with friends and family over the past six years. La Terrasse never disappoints. The menu changes so if you are a regular patron, you will find something new. La Terrasse is owned and operated by a wonderful and talented couple from the South of France, Patricia and Gerald - Patricia works the kitchen and Gerald works the front, an arrangement that capitalizes on their respective talents. The restaurant is small and intimate so it’s essential to make a reservation and be prepared to relax and enjoy some delicious food and good wine. So, if you are looking for a memorable dining experience in San Jose, consider La Terrasse‼️

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

The experience was simply amazing. The place is beautiful, full of French history. It is almost a museum! The kindness and hospitality from them made you feel you are long time friends. The food was delicious, and helped us know how to enjoy French cuisine. Every thing was worth it. The place has no parking but you can find some around 50m. This place is a hidden gem. We are coming back again soon!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Oscar P
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a New York foodie, so I am spoiled when it comes to great food. LaTerrase in San José, Costa Rica was such a delightful surprise! Intimate, gorgeous space (the Chef’s home) a handful of tables and the perfect French culinary experience. Everything was delicate perfection. Couldn’t recommend it more enthusiastically.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is the best kept culinary secret in CR! It was an internal conflict to even share this review.......selfishly want to keep this place a secret. However, the experience of attending a night with Chef Patricia and Msr. Gerard must be shared.
The ambiance and atmosphere are perfect. Gerard is patient and accommodating with our lack of spanish and/or french language proficiency. Certain things transcend language, and this dining experience is wonderful. The preparation and presentation are tops. The taste outpaces all others.
After some digging around on the Chef's blog, I found a 'Cooking Course' listed. Our last visit, not only did we eat a wonderful meal at La Terrasse, but Chef Patricia taught us to cook a three course meal! It is an amazing experience! I cannot recommend this enough

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Food is delicious. Service is excellent. Place is different than what Costa Ricans are used to so is kind of an european exotic decoration so is kind of cool. Prices aren't cheap, so keep that in mind, but is worth the price you pay for the service + quality + taste etc.

Date of visit: May 2018
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1  Thank Andrei M
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